Obsessed with Hate: Disgraced Reporter Yashar Ali Tries to Make Bigotry Look Humanitarian 

“Maybe the real problem is that you’re a Scientologist,” wrote Yashar Ali in a May 2019 Twitter posting.

“What do you know?”

The tweet was one of Ali’s many brazen displays of hate targeting a stranger on social media for his religion.

Yashar Ali
Yashar Ali

A disgraced reporter exposed in a 2021 Los Angeles Magazine profile as a toxic, exploitive personality who took advantage (financially and otherwise) of multiple successful women whose trust he gained, Ali describes himself as “obsessed with Scientology,” a religion he admits to “hating.”

Ali has, accordingly, been harassing Scientology and Scientologists for years—an activity in which he takes pride and insists, like most bigots, he pursues for the protection of others.

When a Scientologist was nominated for an Emmy award, Ali said it “would be a travesty” if she won.

Since losing all sources of income in the summer of 2021, Ali has attempted to solicit financial support by encouraging any anti-Scientologists to express their understanding of the “importance of [his] work” by paying him to “investigate” the religion.

Unsurprisingly, Ali’s “investigations” come exclusively in the form of hate speech:

  • In 2017, when a Scientologist was nominated for an Emmy award, Ali said it “would be a travesty” if she won. “She’s a Scientologist,” he provided as his reasoning. “I hope she doesn’t win the Emmy.”
  • In December 2020, when a father of three who runs a parenting blog took issue with disinformation Ali spread about his family and religion, Ali replied: “Seriously, f—k you. And f—k you for poisoning your kid’s minds.”
  • In language parallel to that which Islamophobes use to “describe” Muslims, Ali characterizes the Scientology religion as “dangerous” and states its members “lie and cheat” and “do no good in the world.” “They will always, always lie,” he has insisted.
  • In 2021, Ali described that his goal with the Scientology religion was “to have the whole thing shut down.” 

Ali has most recently been promoting Leah Remini’s obscene anti-Scientology podcast as “amazing work” and “fabulous and informative”:

After being deplatformed for his repugnant behavior, some have speculated Ali is employed by Leah Remini to draft her anti-Scientology social media postings.